Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has said there was a marked improvement in performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2022 compared to the previous year.
While releasing this year’s KCSE results at the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) headquarters in Nairobi on Friday, the CS said that 173,345 candidates out of the 881,416 candidates who sat the exams scored the minimum university entry grade of C+ and above compared to 145,776 in 2021.
CS Machogu also announced that 1,146 candidates scored grade A compared to 1,138 in 2021. This as those who failed with grade E declined significantly to 30,822 in 2022 compared to 46,151 in 2021.
“Encouragingly, the number of candidates obtaining a mean grade of E in 2022 declined significantly to 30,822 (3.49%) despite the increase in candidature, compared with 46,151 (5.56%) in 2021. This clearly leads us to conclude that most of the candidates scored grades of higher quality,” said the CS.
A total of 190 candidates with special needs scored an overall grade C+ and above in 2022 KCSE exam
“Candidates can collect their results from their respective examination centres. Individual candidate results can also be accessed by sending a candidate’s index number followed by the initials KCSE through a short messaging service to 20076,” said the CS noting that the results will be available immediately after his address.